Ex-Nazi Josef Schuengraber was recently convicted of murdering ten civilians in Italy on June 26, 1944. The trial occurred in Germany and is probably one of the last of it's kind. As the Nazi generation ages it's becoming less and less likely that the courts will pursue them. Mr Schuengraber is 90 years old and even those who fought to convict him doubt he'll actually face any jail time. Mr. Schuengraber has already been convicted of these murders in Italy in 2006 and sentenced to life in prison, but did not face the sentence because Germany does not extradite it's citizens without their consent.
In 2002 a famous French Nazi collaborator was released from jail after serving only 3 years of a ten year sentence due to poor health while others have been convicted and served no jail time at all. This trend seems to make it futile to go to such lengths to bring these men to trial so many years later. These are valiant efforts at justice, but I wonder if it might be a better use of time and resources to move forward and let the old men responsible for hurting the world so badly drift into oblivion. We can do them the greatest pain by denouncing everything they ever stood for and remembering those they tried to erase.